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Poster: Ron2112 Date: Nov 23, 2005 1:08am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Removal: What's the Whole Story?

> what exactly doesn't add up?

I think what the original poster meant by "not adding up" is that the policy in place up to about 24 hours ago seemed to be working fine. I'll cite the Fillmore East '69 run as a perfect example. Those shows were available here for some time, yet when the GD decided to officially release them, the box sets still sold like hotcakes. If the $500+ prices they're fetching on eBay is any indication, the demand is still pretty high.

Now, if it's GDPs intention to make the entire vault available for a reasonable price, then why haven't they announced this intention yet? Either way, I still don't see the conflict with LMA, given the example cited above and the fact that most of the new downloads are shows that were never available here in the first place.

Which brings me to the next point....the reason that the recent official downloads aren't selling so well has nothing to do with LMA. It's because $20 is simply too much for most folks to spend on a show that you have to burn yourself.

I can see the logic GDP is applying, but their fundamentla assumptions seem flawed.